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The Career Development Center works with all Chapman University students to assist them with identifying, developing, and implementing their career goals through self-direction and personal responsibility. Students can access services by scheduling appointments, walking in, and using online services.

+-Quick Questions

Most students can benefit from meeting with a staff member who can evaluate their needs and introduce them to relevant services. The Career Development Center has an open-door policy 5 days a week for brief, 15-minute drop-in periods that what we call “Quick Questions.”

Quick Question Hours take place in AF 303 as follows:


  • Monday-Friday: 10AM-12 p.m.


  • Monday: 2 p.m.-4 p.m.                                     
  • Tuesday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 2 p.m.-4p.m.             
  • Thursday: 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Services that the CDC can provide during Quick Questions are the following:

  • Picking up handouts
  • Reviewing job and internship postings
  • Getting internship paperwork and turning in completed paperwork
  • Clarifying policies and procedures
  • Exploring, choosing, or changing majors
  • Learning about jobs related to their major
  • Taking career assessments such as the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Preparing resumes and cover letters and getting them critiqued
  • Gaining interviewing skills through coaching, mock interviews, and feedback
  • Developing job search strategies
  • Finding out about internships
  • Learning how to find part-time and full-time jobs
  • Identifying and applying to graduate school

 Click here to learn more about Quick Questions. 

+-Presentation Requests

The Career Development Center is also available for presentations. These presentations cover topics including but not limited to:

  • Resume Writing
  • Applying to Graduate School
  • Internships: Benefits & Strategies
  • Networking & Informational Interviewing
  • Evaluating the Job Offer
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Job Search Strategies
  • On-the-Job Success
  • Job Search/Cover Letters

To request a presentation and/or read more in depth about what each presentation topic includes, please visit our Presentation Request Form.

If you have any questions, please contact us.



After students have dropped by for Quick Questions, it can be assessed whether or not they should have private appointments scheduled for them.

Appointment scheduling is centralized through the Career Development Center Department Assistant, who can be reached at (714) 997-6942. Initial appointments are scheduled for 60 minutes to allow adequate time to explore the student’s needs. When making an appointment, students are asked about the nature of the appointment in order to match them with a staff person who can best assist them. 

+-Online and Other Services

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